|Owner||Australian Sports Commission|
|Former names||Bruce Stadium|
ACT Brumbies (Super 14) (1996 - )
Canberra Stadium (originally known as Bruce Stadium) is a facility primarily used for rugby league and rugby union games, located adjacent to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Bruce is a suburb of Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC is the governing body responsible for distributing funds and providing strategic guidance for Sporting activity in Australia The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional Rugby league football team based in the city of Canberra Australian Capital Territory. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 Rugby union team The Super 14 is the largest Rugby union football club championship in the Southern hemisphere, consisting of four state teams from Australia (Queensland/Reds Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS leads the development of elite sport and is widely acknowledged in Australia and internationally as a world best practice model for elite athlete Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Bruce is the Canberra suburb where the stadium is located, and in turn Bruce was named after Stanley Bruce, Australian Prime Minister 1923-1929. Bruce is a suburb of Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia. Stanley Melbourne Bruce 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, CH, MC, FRS, PC (15 April 1883&ndash25 August 1967 was an Australian politician and This article is about the government position For other uses see Prime Minister (disambiguation.
Capacity is a nominal all-seated 24,647, the largest crowd being 28,753 for the 2004 Super 12 Final. The main grandstand is named after Canberra Raiders and Australian rugby league player Mal Meninga, and a statue of another Raiders and Australian league representative Laurie Daley adorns the main grandstand entrance. Malcolm Norman Meninga AM (born 8 July 1960) is an Australian Rugby league personality Laurie William Daley OA, (born 20 October 1969 in Junee New South Wales) is an Australian Rugby league football commentator and former The eastern grandstand was named the Gregan/Larkham Grandstand on 28 April 2007, after Brumbies and Australia rugby union greats George Gregan and Stephen Larkham. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 Rugby union team The Australian national rugby union team is the representative side of Australia in Rugby union. George Musarurwa Gregan AM (born 19 April 1973 in Lusaka, Zambia) is an Australian Rugby union who has made more appearances for his national Stephen Larkham (born 29 May 1974 in Canberra) is an Australian Rugby union footballer with the Ricoh Black Rams in Both ended their international careers after the 2007 Rugby World Cup as the two most-capped players in Wallabies history, with Gregan at a world-record 139 and Larkham at 102. The 2007 Rugby World Cup was the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international Rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. This is a list of the all-time leaders for caps in men's Rugby union Test matches, with a minimum of 90 confirmed Test caps
The stadium is currently owned by the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission and leased to the Australian Capital Territory Government. This article describes the federal government of Australia See Australian governments for other jurisdictions The Australian Sports Commission (ASC is the governing body responsible for distributing funds and providing strategic guidance for Sporting activity in Australia } The Australian Capital Territory (ACT is the Capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory While the current lease is due to expire in 2010, the ACT Government is seeking ownership of the stadium through a land transfer with the Australian Government.
Constructed in 1977 for the Pacific Conference Games, it also was the venue for the 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics. The Pacific Conference Games were a quadrennial athletics competition held between 1969 and 1985 and contested by Australia, Canada, Japan, The International Association of Athletics Federations ( IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. The IAAF World Cup is an international athletics competition It is the only World cup contested by teams representing entire continents rather than just At the latter meet, the fastest 400m for women was recorded by East German Marita Koch - a time that still stands today. Marita Koch (born 18 February 1957 in Wismar, East Germany) is a former sprint athlete.
The stadium has played host to several local sporting teams such as the Canberra City Arrows and Canberra Cosmos (football (soccer)) and the shortlived Canberra Bushrangers (baseball). Canberra City Soccer Club, also known for some time as the Canberra Arrows, is an Australian Football (soccer club based in Canberra in the ACT Canberra Cosmos FC is a defunct Australian Football (soccer club based in Canberra in the ACT. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered The Canberra Bushrangers were originally created as the Melbourne Bushrangers To replace the Melbourne Monarchs in the 1991-92 Australian Baseball League Championship Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each In 1990 the athletics track was removed, and the ground then became the home of the Canberra Raiders (rugby league) and, in 1996, the ACT Brumbies (rugby union). The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional Rugby league football team based in the city of Canberra Australian Capital Territory. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games The Brumbies (formerly known as the ACT Brumbies, for sponsorship reasons referred to as CA Brumbies) are a Super 14 Rugby union team Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short
Further renovations occurred in 1997 in preparation for staging football (soccer) matches as part of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, which also in turn shrank the size of the playing field preventing any future Australian rules football games being played on the field. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered "I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games ever Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players The final cost of the renovations was more than seven times what was originally anticipated by the territory government of the time, and the subsequent controversy ended the career of then Chief Minister Kate Carnell. Anne Katherine (Kate Carnell AO (born 30 May 1955 was the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT from 1995 to 2000 During the lead-up, on 29 May 2000, unseasonal snow fell during a match between the Raiders and the Wests Tigers, the only such event in National Rugby League history, with the snow causing frost damage to the turf intended for the Olympic football tournament. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport
Olympic football in 2000 has initiated a stadium facelift converting the playing surface from oval to rectangular and bringing the crowd closer to the action. Sydney FC, founded in 2004, is an Australian Association football (soccer club based in Sydney and competes in Australia's premier competition For the English club see Newcastle United FC Newcastle United Jets is an association football (soccer club based in The only downside to this revamp is the stadium can no longer host AFL games. It is now an all-seater rectangular stadium with two main grandstands on either side of the playing field.